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We are pleased to announce a new commuter service linking Costead Manor with Brentwood Station.

This will commence on Monday 30 April 2018.

Please see the new timetable for details.  There are some minor timing changes to the existing 71, 72 too




Service 16A will have minor revisions commencing 06 November 2017 to improve reliability on the peak runs that serve Mildenhall college. The new timetable can be found using the dropdown in the BusTracker

Some Essex County Council local bus services will change at the end of this month. (28th August)

  • Route 7 – Southend
  • Routes 71 & 72 Brentwood area
  • Route 32 Ongar – Chelmsford
  • Dengie Network of services

Please refer to the Essex County Council website for details, Stephensons will no longer operate the services listed above.


There are also minor revisions to routes 59 & 60 Haverhill – Saffron Walden and 90 Blackwater Link.

There will be a small increase to some of our bus fares with effect from the 01st April 2017.

We have kept these to a minimum during a period where we have seen a significant rise in operating costs.

Typically the increase will be 10p on a single journey and 20p or 30p  on a day or return ticket. 

Similarly, weekly tickets will generally increase by £1 and four weekly by £4.


Services that will see these increases include both our commercial and ECC supported services.


Routes affected are:








200 – 220


38 – 38A




59 - 60



71 - 72


9 – 9A





14 – 14A – 14B

15 – 15A

16 – 16A

We have some new timetables available for bus services 16, Newmarket to Bury St Edmunds and Breeze 1 and 2.

The revised schedules commence on Monday the 16th January 2017

Service 16 - improved connections with trains at Newmarket

Breeze 1 - increased frequency, now every 20 minutes after 09:00

Breeze 2  - revised service to reflect patronage.


Timetables are available by using the Suffolk Services drop down box.

With effect from Monday the 09th January 2017 this service will no longer serve the SkyLine industrial area. Instead, it will serve Great Notley Tesco.

Please note this is will be a circular route.

Braintree town as currently and along London Road, then:

Queensborough Lane, Bridge End Lane, Cuckoo Way,  Notley Green opp Tesco’s, Great Notley Avenue, London Rd, Windermere Drive, London Rd then onward  Braintree town centre.

With effect from Monday, the 21st November service 444 will serve Littlebury and Littlebury Green.

There will be a minor revision to the existing timetable with some stops being served slightly earlier than at present.

Use the drop-down ESSEX SERVICES, ( to the right)  to locate the service and view the timetable.


We are pleased to announce that, with the support of Essex County Council, our schedules for services 301, 441 and 446 have been revised.

The new timetables will come into effect on Monday the 17th of October; we trust that these alterations will bring an improvement to punctuality of arrivals at Joyce Frankland Academy and Saffron Walden County High School.

Additionally, service 301 will now stop opposite S.W.C.H.S Monday to Friday on the Home to School a.m. journey (07:38 from Bishops Stortford). An adjustment to the afternoon return trip will better coincide with the school closing times.

We will continue to monitor the performance of these services following the timetable alterations.

As of Monday 8th August 2016 many Stephensons local bus fares will be subject to change to reflect increases in operating costs.


In most cases, there will be an increase to the standard single and return fares.

From January 12th, we are making various changes at the request of Suffolk County Council.

In summary:

School time buses are unchanged (except that the morning bus no longer goes to the Riverside college site)

Off peak buses on weekdays are revised, on Tuesday, Wednesdays & Fridays there is still a bus to/from Bury St Edmunds but at revised times; on Mondays & Thursdays there are two trips from Mildenhall to Newmarket instead, serving Freckenham, Chippenham and Snailwell Green.

The early afternoon bus then returns from Mildenhall to Bury St Edmunds on all days.

The late afternoon bus from Bury is unchanged.

On Saturdays, there are slight timing changes to most trips.

For WEST ROW, the bus will now be numbered 20 between Mildenhall and West Row and most trips will also serve College Heath Road and Field Road in Mildenhall.

See the new timetable for full details.

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